Re: idna-bis and 'ß'

John C Klensin klensin at
Mon Nov 26 15:44:30 CET 2007

--On Monday, 26 November, 2007 06:02 -0800 Erik van der Poel
<erikv at> wrote:

> Has anyone started working on iri-bis? Is there a draft?

There is a draft but, if I correct recollect the content of a
recent note from Martin, the most recent version has not been

My personal prediction is that it may be in for an "interesting"
ride: there still seem to be ambiguities about the degree to
which it is a user interface spec versus something to be used on
the wire, some of the script communities that are very different
from European ones don't see it as an adequate solution to their
problems, etc.   I think all of those issues could be addressed
with a very clear scope statement, but we may have problems
agreeing on such a statement.


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